New Pattern Release – Elke

Elke is all about taking simple elements and combining them into something beautiful. Utilizing a modified half-pi shawl construction, this lace and simple texture pattern creates an elegant look. The pattern is easily modified for a range of yarns and sizes, and suggestions are included for sizing up or down in the pattern. The sample is knit in Mirasol Sulka Legato using 2 skeins, creating a soft squishy shawl, but a thicker weight yarn can easily be substituted to make a thicker, warmer garment for chillier months.

This pattern includes both written and charted instructions, and is a good pattern for newer knitters looking to branch out and experiment.

Check out the pattern page here, and the Ravelry page here.

New Pattern Release – Calabash

I’m very pleased to be releasing my newest sock pattern – Calabash! These socks are my secret little love letter to Sherlock Holmes – and I am a HUGE Sherlock Holmes fan. I’ve read every story and every book (just maybe, more than once), and I wanted to create a fun unisex sock that would allow other Holmes fans to let their fan flag fly.

Using fair isle to create both the hound’s tooth and pipe pattern, these socks come in three sizes, and can easily be worn by men or women (in fact, my husband is requesting a pair for himself!).

Check out the pattern page here, or the Ravelry page here.

And from now until through Sunday, November 12th (midnight MST), get Calabash for 15% off! No coupon code required – simply put the pattern in your cart and the discount will be automatically applied.

New Pattern Release – Crux

I’m happy to announce my next new pattern being released – the Crux cloth and towel.

Crux is a clean and elegant design, meant to compliment a wide range home decor. The towel and cloth are available to purchase separately or together – if you buy the towel pattern, you will automatically receive the cloth. Both feature a textured stitch that helps scrubbing and absorbency, making it a pretty and useful addition to your kitchen or bathroom.

Check out the pattern page here or the Ravelry page here.

New Pattern Release: Zostera

I’m very pleased to announce my newest knitting pattern release – Zostera!

Zostera is my love letter to living on the coast.

The tang of a salty breeze coming off the ocean is one of the things I miss most about living on the west coast of British Columbia, and looking over a dock and watching sea grasses move gently in the current is like peering into another world. Zostera features texture and lace that remind of that movement – using a knit/purl stitches, slipped stitches, and lace, this shawl is inspired by those forms locked away under the ocean’s surface.

This shawl is cast on at one end, then gently increases along one edge to create an asymmetric shape.

I designed the repeats to be easy to memorize – making it the perfect summer project for when you’re soaking up some sun on the beach, out camping, or on a road trip.

Zostera is free through Knotions, so head on over here to get the pattern for yourself.

Pattern Release: Clovis Point Shawl

I’m very pleased to announce my newest release, the Clovis Point!

This is a top-down shawl, with instructions for two sizes (and easily adjusted to fit your desired measurement). Using a selection of cables, lace, and textured stitches, it provides interest while knitting, and creates a harmonious piece that can become an every day staple in your wardrobe. Pick one all over colour, or pick two, using the textured border as a highlight to the main body (the above images show it in Cascade 220 Sport in the Straw and Ginseng colourways).

I took my inspiration for this design from the forms of Clovis projectile points – slender fluted points that were used as spear and dart heads, dating to as early as approximately 13,200 years ago. Named after the city where they were first discovered – Clovis, New Mexico – these have actually been found as far south as Venezuela and all the way north into Alberta.

One of the things I love about archaeology is that you can see, in tangible form, the history of ideas taking shape and spreading. Often when I tell people that while I was in university that I had a particular interest in trade routes of North America, you can actually see eyes begin to glaze over.

But it’s not just stuff that gets moved around, it’s the ideas that come with it. Clovis projectile points are an excellent example – you can actually see a new method and technology begin, and through tracing where that technology ends up, you can see what culture connect with other cultures, and the ideas spread.

A Clovis projectile point isn’t just a spear head, it’s our shared history of learning and of our movement (physically and metaphorically) as a species, and that I find infinitely inspirational.

Click here to go to the pattern page or here to go to the Ravelry page, where you’ll find more info on sizes, yardage, and materials needed.

To celebrate it’s release, if you purchase the pattern anytime from now until February 12th (midnight MST) you automatically get 15% at check out (no coupon code required).